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Old 01-03-2009, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Machida - Rashad

Now I know this is a loaded question but I think i see a similarity lately between Rashad and Machida. initially I did not like Rashad because I felt all he was is a strong wrestler. After he knocked out Lidell i was not overly impressed but he caught my eye. Now over Forrest I am intrigued. I found a slight similarity between Machida and Rashad as I noticed in Rashad's victory over Lidell he was quite elusive and now again vs Forrest.

I find Machida has perfected this compared to Rashad but Rashad has also been able to be elusive yet finish the fight which we haven't seen Machida do much of.

I really just want to see if anyone can see a similarity because I felt Rashad was back peddling and dogging quite a bit. No hard feelings either way discuss.

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Rashad was losing the standup to Forrest. Something I've never seen happen to Machida.
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Machida is one of the only guys that Rashad would not be able to out slowpace in a fight. Machida is super patient, is a precision striker and would confuse the hell out of Rashad I think. Liddell was a straight forward striker, Forrest was a brawling type striker, Machida doesn't stick around long enough to mix it up and get caught.
If they do hit the mat Machida is a legit black belt who trains with top level BJJ guys on a day to day basis.
I'm not saying Rashad couldn't KO Machida but if there is a guy out there that can make Rashad look stupid its gonna be Machida....oh ya and Anderson too (of course).
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Everything I've seen of Machida is that he's a clinical genius in the octagon. The only thing that has yet to be tested is a true punch a la what Rashad gave Liddell. I haven't seen enough of Rashad to see if he has the same kind of counterstriking ability.
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I really do hope Thiago can knock Machida's ass out but I don't see it happening .

Hopefully it ends up being Rampage - Machida for the title instead of Rashad-Machida.
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I don't really see this similarity between the 2 fighters. The shots Rashad took in his last fight is what Machida took in his whole career. lol

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I really do hope Thiago can knock Machida's ass out but I don't see it happening .

Hopefully it ends up being Rampage - Machida for the title instead of Rashad-Machida.
That would be so damn awesome. Once that happened there would be millions of excuses why machida didnt win.
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the only thing similar is the fact that Rashad will wait and wait for an opportunity

Rashad has more power it seems and might be a little bit quicker with the power punch, where as Machida is a bit more elusive in his defence
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Rashad loses points battles with sloppy strikers.

You think he's going to beat Machida?

Rashad's only chance in ANY fight at 205 is a puncher's chance IMO and the thing about a puncher's chance is that you have to be able to hit the person. Do I think Rashad can hit machida square? Hell no.

He's not going to frustrate machida since Machida doesn't look for a knockout.
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I really do hope Thiago can knock Machida's ass out but I don't see it happening .

Hopefully it ends up being Rampage - Machida for the title instead of Rashad-Machida.
Make no mistake about it, if Lyoto Machida beats Thiago Silva, he definately deserves a shot at the title and will probably get it. I would love to see Evans vs. Machida.
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